Oh, toddlers. You are so mysterious. Sometimes, deciphering toddler speak is difficult and leads to lots of tears and not just from the little ones. Hopefully, I can help you learn to speak their language.
'I want to hold you or hold mommy.'
Translation: I want you to hold me.
'Get the dirties out.'
Translation: Washing hair or body in the tub
'Momma play with head'
Translation: Mommy, I wanna play with your hair because I'm love twirling hair when I'm sleepy and mine isn't cutting it.
'Put ba-ba in bowl'
Translation: I want milk in my cereal. (He calls his sippy cup a ba-ba, cup, mine, Brady's- it has many names because it's his one true love)
'No pashman today.'
Translation: The trashman didn't come today and that sucks. This is one that is repeated over and over in this house as his obsession with the trash truck grows daily.
Translation: No, dammit. I want to do it!
Then, he says things that are more profound. Things that I could never imagine a two year old saying.
Brady: Mommy go bye-bye?
Yes, baby. I have to go to work.
Brady: Bye, Mommy! I wuv you!
'Mommy? Brady no cry today. Brady happy!'
Then, this mommy was left speechless with a smile on my face.